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Jackie Foord spoke at the provincial vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women today.
Here is her message:
December 6th, 1989 was a terrible day in Canadian history.  One of our darkest moments. For me, it was the day when my sense of safety, justice, and equality was forever changed.

New Edmonton Women’s Committee Sees Flood of Applicants

Edmonton’s women are lining up to have their voices heard at city hall.

The city new women’s advisory committee, which councillors created earlier this year, has had almost 150 applicants for just 15 spots.

Coun. Bev Esslinger said she has been delighted to see so many women interested in taking part.

“It’s a great response. We are very pleased with that,” she said. “I think it reflects an interest to ensure that women’s voices are heard.”

2014 Women of Distinction Nominations Open

(Edmonton, February 19, 2014) YWCA Edmonton has been honouring the best and brightest women in our city for over 30 years. Past honourees include: Carrie Doll,  Lois Hole, Ruth Kelly, Barbara Poole, Anne McLellan, Jan Reimer, Lynda Steele and hundreds more. These awards are designed to recognize the strength and leadership of women in our city in an effort to encourage girls and women to follow in their footsteps; becoming the next generation of positively engaged change-makers.  

YWCA Women change the face of global leadership

YWCA Women change the face of global leadership

August 2, 2013

The World YWCA and its global movement was delighted with the recent announcement from the office of the United Nations Secretary-General that Ms. PhumzileMlambo-Ngcuka, former Deputy President of South Africa, was appointed as the new Executive Director of UN Women. She will be taking over from Michelle Bachelet from Chile, who resigned in March this year from the position.

The office of the UN Secretary-General was quoted as saying on the choice,

Celebrating the First International Day of the Girl

Today, on the first International Day of the Girl YWCA Canada joins others in solidarity to promote and advance the equality of girls and young women locally, nationally and globally. It is the day set aside to recognize that the future peace, justice and prosperity of the world depends on the equality of girls and young women today no matter where they are in the world.

MP Joy Smith Commends the Honourable Rona Ambrose

MP Joy Smith Commends the Honourable Rona Ambrose for Helping Canadians Fight Trafficking and Reduce Violence Against Women
Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul, today issued the following statement on the announcement by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Governments Services and Minister for Status of Women, on the Government of Canada’s launching of Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls. Download the full media release below.